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New Product Innovation Seminar

28 Aug 2009

On 14 September at the Core Technology Facility

Jointly hosted by Boots Centre for Innovation & The University of Manchester
Monday 14 September 2009, 4pm – 6pm
The Egg, Core Technology Facility

The New Product Innovation Seminar will cover:

Boots approach to open innovation

  • Find out how Boots have adopted an open innovation model
  • Understand how to access Boots with new ideas and how to work with them in partnership to bring ideas to shelf
  • Discover their consumer areas of interest and the latest trends in health and beauty

Funding for spinouts

  • Learn about sources of debt, equity and 'soft funding‘ and what venture capital investors are looking for
  • Discover how Longbow's healthcare funds were set up to support ‘graduates’ of the Boots Centre for Innovation

The University of Manchester

  • The University of Manchester's relevant expertise and examples of success through commercialisation

Register for this free event at:

Venue address:

  • Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9N
    0161 603 7751 /


Boots Centre for Innovation: Key areas of interest

  • Improve ways to diagnose, treat and monitor key aspects of health, beauty and wellbeing through use of devices
  • Support positive ageing through products and devices for mind and body
  • Minimise the complications of living with chronic conditions
  • Improve digestive health, particularly issues related to stress, poor diet and obesity
  • Improve and maintain the health, look and feel of skin
  • Minimise the severity and duration of pain
  • Improve quality of sleep for everyone, including pregnant women, babies and the elderly
  • Create more convenient methods of taking and using medicines and health products
  • Improve the health and appearance of teeth and gums
  • Improve the health, appearance and comfort of eyes